Jack Brymer - the 1940's

from Molto Deciso ('... But They Still Form a Definite Pattern'), page 55:

Next in the succession of Beecham's leaders came one of the ripest of all the characters....He made the most gorgeous sound, soft and rich, the absolute equal in many ways of that of the great Fritz Kreisler. This sound he used to superb effect in all his solos, but he was also able to project it into any section he led, and I sometime feel that under his leadership the Beecham orchestras achieved their finest string sonority.
cite as

Jack Brymer, Molto Deciso ('... But They Still Form a Definite Pattern'). In Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 55. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395327295681 accessed: 21 November, 2017


Jack Brymer
Musician, Clarinetist, schoolteacher

Listening to

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unspecified orchestral music
written by Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Paul Dukas, Richard Strauss, Delius, Pierre Boulez, Offenbach, Schubert, J. Strauss
performed by David McCallum, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live, broadcast
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others, in public


As McCallum led for Beecham in two orchestras (LPO in the 1930s and RPO after WWII) it's not clear if these experiences are from Brymer's own RPO days or ones that he heard on record.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:54:55 +0000